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Offline imref

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Sparky Anderson
« Topic Start: November 03, 2010, 11:31:03 PM »
ESPN just reported the sad news that Sparky Anderson is now in hospice care.  Here's a toast to one of the all-time greats!


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« Reply #1: November 04, 2010, 09:23:28 AM »
ESPN just reported the sad news that Sparky Anderson is now in hospice care.  Here's a toast to one of the all-time greats!



I have a baseball card of him as a player !!!     Damn, I'm old.    As a Pirate fan back then, I despised the Reds but could never stay mad at "Captain Hook".

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #2: November 04, 2010, 01:05:54 PM »
ESPN just reported the sad news that Sparky Anderson is now in hospice care.  Here's a toast to one of the all-time greats!


Captain Hook- 3 World Series winners
Anderson and LaRussa the only managers to win a WS in both leagues

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #3: November 04, 2010, 01:57:19 PM »
He just passed away according to multiple reports.

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #4: November 04, 2010, 02:14:26 PM »
RIP Sparky.  :(

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« Reply #5: November 04, 2010, 02:36:07 PM »
He just passed away according to multiple reports.

Ah man, that's a lot of baseball for us old guys.   Rest easy Mr. Anderson.

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Sparky Anderson
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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #7: November 04, 2010, 04:38:48 PM »
I forgive 1975.

I still blame Larry Barnett.

Offline mitlen

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #8: November 04, 2010, 05:34:42 PM »
George "Sparky" Anderson

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #9: November 04, 2010, 07:05:37 PM »
I can still remember Marty Brenneman saying after a Red's win " and this one belongs to the Reds!!!" ...and Joe Nuxnall saying after his post game radio show " I am rounding 3rd and heading for home!!!"
Sparky was a great manager. He got the best out of his Merv Rettenmund, Cesar Geranimo type of players.

By the way Sparky's radio show was called " The Main Spark!"
 Very Fitting for a team called " The Big Red Machine!" RIP!

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #10: November 04, 2010, 08:05:12 PM »
RIP Sparky.

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #11: November 04, 2010, 09:10:41 PM »
Sincere sympathies to his family.  He will be missed.

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #12: November 04, 2010, 09:59:34 PM »
A moment of silence in Cincinnati and Detroit tonight.  RIP Sparky.

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #13: November 04, 2010, 11:39:40 PM »
I was shocked when I heard this. There must be something more than dementia. When I heard he entered hospice care from complications from dementia, I figured he still had some time left. He was just in public earlier this year at a ball game I believe. To pass so rapidly from simply dementia, it just doesn't make much sense. Never mind he was only 76.

Regardless, a true loss to the world of baseball. Never mind that, a true loss to the world in general. He seemed like from all reports he was a truly great man.

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Re: Sparky Anderson
« Reply #14: November 09, 2010, 11:40:03 PM »